University professors of English literature, American and British studies
University of Oslo, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest-ranked research and educational institution with 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. Breadth and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILO) at the Faculty of Humanities operates extensive research, teaching and public relations in literature, area knowledge and linguistics related to European languages outside the Nordic. Department has an active research community with a broad range of international collaboration. Many of the scientists contributing to the general public insight into the research results. The Department has approximately 130 employees including about 80 in academic positions, about 30 are PhD students and postdocs and 18 people are in administrative positions. The Department has approximately 300 master's students and 1,000 undergraduates.


University professors of English literature, American and British studies


Two positions as Assistant Professor (SKO 1009) in English literature, American and British studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages , University of Oslo.


The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in English literature, American and British studies at bachelor level of study "English". Within current course portfolio must be the appointee could teach three of these four topics : "ENG1303 - British Literature, an introduction", "ENG1304 - American Literature, an introduction", "ENG1505 - British Civilization, an introduction" or "ENG1506 - American Civilization , an introduction. " These topics are also taken by students on the one-year program in English and lecturer program. If required, it may be appropriate to teach in other courses in literature and area studies in the Bachelor of study in English, and possibly also the Master's direction "English Literature, American and British Studies." University lector, together with other academic staff in English literature, American and British studies help to develop teaching and study environment in the field. All instruction is in English. Applicants with expertise in British literature / British studies can be prioritized.


The position is a teaching post conferred 75% teaching, 19% professional development and 6% administration. Instruction will primarily be on the lower level. Within normal work duties and competence, the successful applicant will also be required work outside the department. The appointment is subject to the changes in the subject area and tasks as may be determined.


eligibility Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent higher education in English
  • personal suitability and motivation for the position


When evaluating applicants will be placed on:

  • educational training, educational activities / teaching experience with university and college or particularly relevant activities of other school, see How to document your teaching skills
  • experience in the preparation of textbooks and compendia or experience of online teaching / flexible learning
  • ability and experience of cooperation
  • professional competence and charges. scientific production


Applicants who can not document basic pedagogical competence must acquire skills over a two year period.


It is assumed that if the appointee, not master a Scandinavian language, he must within two years master Norwegian sufficiently to be able to participate actively in all functions the position entails.


We offer

  • salary by adding as lecturer NZ 446 900 - 535 900 (depending on experience)
  • salary by adding as førstelektor NZ 512 700 - 598 200 (requires doctorate or equivalent)
  • a professionally stimulating work environment
  • Good pension benefits under State Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • the ability to search promotion to associate professor and senior lecturer at a later date


The following documents shall be attached to the online application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter
  • CV
  • any list of publications


Please note that all documents must be either in English or a Scandinavian language.


Diplomas, certificates and other documentation will possibly be requested later.


It used interview and test lecture in the appointment process.


We also refer to the rules relating to the appointment of lecturer positions .


According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25, paragraph 2, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be registered on the list of applicants.


University has a takeover agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender and to recruit persons with immigrant backgrounds.


Deadline: 1 August 2017


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Administrative head Karina Kleiva

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