Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Oslo, Norway
07 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Institute of Health and Society, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, is strengthening its capacity in community medicine. A permanent position is available at the Institute of Health and Society for an Associate Professor in the area of epidemiology and preventive medicine.

The successful applicant must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology/biostatistics, have thorough knowledge and skills in advanced epidemiological methodology and be prepared to actively follow the development in this field. The successful applicant must be able to teach epidemiology and preventive medicine at all levels and to supervise Master and PhD students. A special interest in applied community medicine will be considered beneficial.

More information is found in the description of the position.

Qualification requirements

  • Medical degree or other relevant education
  • Completed PhD in epidemiology/biostatistics  
  • Advanced epidemiological skills and knowledge
  • A special interest in applied community medicine is beneficial
  • Documented fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Documented pedagogical qualifications and experience

Personal skills

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to create a good working and teaching environment, and ability to engage in active collaboration (interdisciplinary and internationally) will be part of the evaluation criteria.

We offer

  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship
  • Salary NOK 631.700 - NOK 731.400 / ltr. 70 - 77 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate Professor (position code 1011)
  • A dynamic, innovative and collaborative working environment with excellent opportunities for research
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • The attractions of living in a small capital city with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities and its family-friendly environment

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests as well as plans for future research)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of publications
  • PhD diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

A selection committee will invite a limited number of candidates (“short list”) to submit a portfolio of academic work (i.e. up to 10 publications)that are particularly relevant for the position. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application.

In the final review and recommendation, emphasis will be laid on skills related to the job description, the evaluation done by the assessment committee, evaluation of personal suitability for the position based on interviews and references obtained, pedagogical qualifications and ability to disseminate scientific knowledge, plans for further research and ambitions for his/her teaching.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with 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.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

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.


Associate professor Øyvind Næss,, Tel:+ 47 2285 0663

Head of department Tone K. Omsland,, Tel:+ 47 2285 0606

The inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the application can be directed to: HR Advisor Åse R. Halfstad

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 Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

Employer: University of Oslo
Municipality: Oslo
Scope: Fulltime
Duration: Permanent
Place of service: Kirkeveien 166, Frederik Holsts hus, 0450 Oslo