Lecturer in Media Studies Associated with the Project Screen Cultures University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication Norway

Lecturer in Media Studies Associated with the Project Screen Cultures

Job description

A permanent position as Lecturer (SKO 1009/ SKO 1198) in Media Studies is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the project Screen Cultures for the first 5 years (2019-2023).

Media Studies is defined here as the interdisciplinary study of the modern media, their form and content, institutions and use, their political, social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, using approaches from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Screen Cultures is an interdisciplinary, teaching-driven project centered around an international MA program starting autumn 2019. Read the full project description here.

The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and dissemination work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration.

The applicants must document a relevant academic background and significant teaching experience relevant to one or more of the five following teaching and research areas defined in the project description; Screen histories, Screen aesthetics, Screen theories, Screen technologies, and/or Screen politics. The successful candidate will be responsible for one of the teaching and research clusters, initiating, planning and conducting individual and collaborative teaching and development of pedagogical methods within this. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out BA and MA supervision and administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department of Media and Communication.

Starting date: 1 January 2019


Qualification requirements

  • MA or PhD in Media Studies or other relevant disciplines
  • Documented pedagogical competence (see How to document your pedagogical skills)
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (see also "Formal regulations" for more information on language qualifications)
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position


The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Pedagogical qualifications, documented teaching results and disposition to inspire students
  • Academic qualifications within areas relevant to the Screen Culture project. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the pedagogical environment at the department
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Communication skills


In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.

Applicants that hold a PhD will be employed as Senior lecturer.


We offer


  • University lecturer: salary NOK 451 300 – 537 700 per annum depending on qualifications 
  • Senior lecturer: salary NOK 517 700 – 600 200 per annum depending on qualifications (requires a PhD or equivalent)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The possibility to apply for promotion to senior lecturer and docent at a later stage


How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter summarizing motivation, qualifications and academic expertize
  • A proposal (3-5 pages) including both how the teaching can or should be developed pedagogically
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • A detailed teaching portfolio
  • List of published and unpublished academic works

Please note that all documents must be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation.

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

The most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.


Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period. Please see the rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.


The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, he/she is expected to become proficient in Norwegian within a two-year period. This is to ensure that the appointee will be able to actively participate in all functions the position may involve.


Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the department.


See also Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.


Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.


The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Contact information

Questions about the position: project leader of Screen Cultures, Jon Inge Faldalen

Questions about the application process: Vita Kvedaraite


About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Media and Communication's (IMK) main purpose is to conduct research, education and dissemination on the modern media, their importance for society and for people. IMK has approximately

60 employees, including 10-12 doctoral candidates. Some 1,100 students are sitting for exams here every year. The department offers a one-year study program on the Bachelor's level and a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies and Master's degrees in Media Studies, Nordic Media and Journalism. IMK is a multidisciplinary department, based on the academic traditions of the humanities and social sciences. The IMK is ranked as one of the top 50 media and communication departments in the world (QS Ratings).



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Department of Media and Communication, UiO, Oslo

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