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Professor in Mental Health Care, OsloMet, Norway, Oct 2021

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OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University invites applications for a faculty position Professor Job in the field of Mental health care, at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Norway – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Professor Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: Permanent Position
Salary: 715,900 NOK/Year

Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Promotion
Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

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Qualification Details

We are looking for candidates who have

  • professor qualifications in mental health care experience with research networks, and project management involving external funding
  • academic leadership skills
  • experience with the user group
  • good English skills (written and oral). Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of Scandinavian must have acquired Norwegian knowledge corresponding to level B2 within three years of commencement. Courses are offered at OsloMet.

In connection with the appointment, emphasis will be placed on the candidate's overall academic production, and the person appointed must have academic qualifications in one of more of the following fields:

  • connection between mental and somatic health
  • violence and trauma
  • suicide research and prevention
  • intoxication and addiction
  • drug-free treatment options
  • mental health of children and young people
  • user and relative work in mental health services and TSB (interdisciplinary specialized drug treatment)
  • family and network involvement in mental health care

Applicants must document relevant educational competence in accordance with OsloMet's Guidelines for assessment of educational competence.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The following will be an advantage:

  • demonstrated an ability to secure external funding for research projectsleadership experience or have participated in national and international research networks
  • ongoing research activity and recent scientific publications in the field of mental health
  • emphasis will be placed on scientific production from the last six years
  • clinical experience and practice of mental health care
  • experience of development and use of digital learning tools

Personal qualities necessary for the position

We are looking for applicants who

  • cooperate well with students and colleagues
  • are committed to the discipline and have the ability to motivate and inspire
  • are solution-oriented and development-oriented
  • are resourceful and flexible
  • have good communications skills
  • have the ability to build relations, both internally, nationally and internationally
  • have the ability to work independently and purposefully

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a candidate who will help to strengthen the academic, scientific and student-oriented work at the faculty.

The position will be affiliated to the advanced programme and master's programme in mental health care, but it may also be relevant to teach in mental health care in other educations at the department. Cooperation with other departments at the Faculty of Health Sciences and OsloMet in general on teaching and research activities is a possibility. The candidate appointed is also expected to participate in the development of the academic communities' research qualifications.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, which has many research groups. The Faculty of Health Sciences has currently two PhD programmes.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • conducting research and disseminating research results in the field of mental health care
  • initiating and contributing to applications for funds for externally funded research
  • lecturing on the department's programmes, supervising students and grading assignments
  • lecturing on the faculty’s PhD programme, and supervising PhD students
  • further developing national and international cooperation with new and established partners in the field
  • contributing to the development and establishment of a research group in mental health and mental health care at the department/faculty
  • develop cooperation across the departments at the university

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 21/08421
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV, certificates and all aspects of diplomas
  • a complete publication list
  • up to 10 scientific works, including your PhD thesis, with an overview
  • preferably 2 references with contact information

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

About the Department

The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

Department of Nursing and Health Promotion is located at all three campus: Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika. The department has approximately 3000 students and 250 employees.

About the Employer: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)


  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • participation in research group
  • opportunities for academic development in an inspirational teaching and research environment
  • an opportunity to contribute to a developing research field
  • interaction with a diverse student group
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy, as professor, code 1013. The salary is NOK 715 900 – 919 700 per year, salary scale 75-84.  A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

Other Information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of department Marit Kirkevold, (+47) 67235859, (+47) 95766830, email:
  • Head of programme Anca Maria Yttri, tel. (+47) 41405339, email:

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

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Contact details

Marit Kirkevold, 67235859

Anca Maria Yttri, 41405339

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