Professor or Associate Professor - Pathology

Oslo, Norway
13 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, offers a full time position as Professor (SKO 1013) or Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Pathology combined with a part time position as a (20%) senior consultant position (Pathology) at the Department of Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Oslo University Hospital.

The Department of Pathology is currently organized in seven research groups that integrate university and hospital research activities. Current research topics are within cancer, immunopathology, inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. The research groups have extensive collaborations with national and international investigators and opportunities to perform translational research are excellent, supported by state-of-the-art core facilities.

According to the regulations at the Faculty of Medicine, the person appointed will lead and initiate research, supervise researchers, participate in teaching students and research fellows and undertake duties in connection with examinations, as well as undertaking administrative tasks as required by the prevailing regulations.

For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation on the academic position please see:

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • The successful applicant is expected to strengthen the research activity in the Department and to contribute actively to collaboration projects.
  • Applicants must hold an MD and has sufficient experience in clinical pathology to teach all aspects of both general and organ pathology to medical students.
  • The successful applicant should have a strong scientific background and ongoing research activity at a high international level in experimental pathology or pathology-related research.
  • She or he is expected to establish a competitive, dynamic and future-oriented research group that will attract PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Applicants should have the ability to create an attractive research environment and to establish national and international research networks as well as obtaining external (including international) research funding are considered essential.
  • High ambitions for future research plans and a keen ability to develop the discipline towards novel scientifically-based high standards are expected. A strong commitment to teaching medical students is a requirement, and previous academic teaching experience is desirable.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment, plans for research and ambitions relating to the applicant's personal teaching practice will be emphasized.

More information and weighting of qualifications is found at

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary depending on qualifications
  • Professor NOK 695 500- NOK 893 000 (Position Code SKO 1013)
  •  Associate Professor NOK 576 100 – NOK 682 200 (Position Code 1011)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Oslo offers fantastic opportunities for outdoors activities, and is ranked as one of the best cities to live in

Conditions including salary for the part-time consultant position will be negotiated separately.

How to apply

Applications for the academic full-time position must include: 

  • Cover letter (one-page statement of motivation and research interests)
  • Curriculum Vitae (summarizing education, positions, academic work and scientific publications, language qualifications)
  • Complete list of publications
  • Separate list of 10 most relevant publications - i.e. the 10 publications which you would like the adjudicating committee to give the main emphasis in their assessment (please send these publications attached in full text versions).
  • Overview of experience in supervising PhD candidates, including names of the candidates, period of supervision, information on institutions and dates for the presentation of the theses, as well as specific information regarding experience as main- or co-supervisor for each candidate,
  • Description of educational and pedagogic qualifications
  • Description of qualifications of administration/leadership
  • Description of qualifications in communication
  • List of documents that are attached
  • Description of  foreign language skills
  • Other relevant qualifications

Please scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 2 MB / file).

Formal regulations

The full-time academic position and the part-time clinical position must be held jointly. It is a requirement that the successful candidate holds both positions.

Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of three years.

Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment, and must be competent in English in the interim period.

Please see the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact Information

  • Professor and Head of Department Frode Lars Jahnsen, email:
  • Professor and Head of Division Lars Eikvar, email:
  • For questions regarding the online application form please contact HR Adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen,  email: