|The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) is one of the largest higher education institutions in the country, with around 1,800 employees and 16,000 students on its five campuses in Førde, Sogndal, Bergen, Stord and Haugesund. |
We have strong, innovative academic environments in the disciplines of health and social sciences, engineering and natural sciences, economics and social sciences, teacher training, culture and sport. The HVL offers various one-year programmes and Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD degrees.
The HVL aims to work closely with workplaces, Norway’s regional areas and its students, and to become a university with a professional and work practice-oriented profile.
Our Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports has four departments with staff in Bergen, Sogndal and Stord. This Faculty is one of the largest teachers training institutions in the country with around 6,200 students and a staff of 550, offering kindergarten teacher training, primary and secondary school teacher training for Classes 1-7 and 5-10, practical pedagogical education and Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD programmes. The Faculty has extensive continuing and further education and training programmes. Research activities at the Faculty are organised into research programmes and research groups.
The Department of Pedagogy, Religion and Social Studies has 180 employees in Bergen, Sogndal and Stord.
This Department provides education at all levels and is involved in kindergarten teacher training, primary and secondary school teacher training (at Master’s level from 2017), Bachelor studies in public health and sport/physical education, practical pedagogic education and Master’s studies in educational sciences, social studies didactics, ICT in learning, educational leadership, kindergarten knowledge, learning and teaching and special pedagogics. The Department also contributes towards the Faculty’s PhD programme Studies on Bildung and pedagogical practices.
Departmental employees are involved in research which is relevant to our studies and participate in national and international academic networking. The Department aims to lead the field in respect of the development of professionally oriented expertise within its fields of expertise. In this context we engage in continuous cooperation with important players in the region in respect of further education and, for example, the development of school and kindergarten-based expertise.
The Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) has a permanent vacancy for an Associate Professor associated with the Research Cluster "Critical and Practice-Oriented Educational Research".
The Research Cluster "Critical and Practice-Oriented Educational Research" is linked to the Department of Pedagogy, Religion and Social Studies at our Bergen campus.
Duties and responsibilities:
This position is linked with the Faculty’s interdisciplinary Research Cluster “Critical and Practice-Oriented Educational Research”. This Research Cluster is now being established for the purpose of strengthening the Faculty’s empirical educational research and profiling its PhD programme “Studies of Bildung and Pedagogical Practices” (SBPP) nationally and internationally. We are seeking applicants who will be able to make a contribution towards the establishment and realisation of this Research Cluster. This will involve the following:
- The development of critical, practice-oriented educational theory and operationalisation of Bildungs-concepts relating to practice-oriented empirical research
- Education and supervision at all levels including the PhD programme “Studies of Bildung and Pedagogical Practices”
- The research within the overall thematic framework “Bildung and Pedagogical Practices”
- Project development
- Organising conferences, courses, summer school
- Publication and editorial work
- The further development of research-based education
- Doctorate in the field of educational research
- A good knowledge of educational theories
- Specific knowledge about qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
- Experience with empirical research
- Good oral and written language skills in English.
- Applicants must have the ability to build up a team of researchers for the PhD programme
- Applicants must be able to work independently
Emphasis will be placed on the following qualifications when making an assessment:
- Teaching and supervision experience
- Project development experience and international work experience
Teaching will normally be conducted in Norwegian, and applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language must undertake to attend a Norwegian course within two years of their date of appointment
If the successful applicant does not possess any formal practical pedagogical expertise, they will need to obtain qualifications in respect of such by attending a course on university pedagogy within two years of their date of appointment.
Applicants for scientific positions will be assessed by a committee of experts. Assessment will take place on the basis of documented expertise and up to 5 scientific works. The appointment body is the Appointment Committee at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
The appointment criteria for associate professors are set out in the Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Posts laid down by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research; https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2006-02-09-129
How to apply for the position?
Please send your application and CV by clicking the “Apply for position” button on this page.
You should be aware that applications will be assessed on the basis of the information entered in www.jobbnorge.no before the deadline for submitting applications. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that all relevant attachments are entered before the deadline, including scientific works (up to 5 items), a complete list of publications, testimonials and certificates. If certificates, grade transcripts or other documents are not in a Scandinavian language or English, the applicant must upload certified translations. If the attachments exceed 15 MB, they will need to be compressed before uploading or attached as a link.
Applications shall be submitted electronically to the Expert Committee. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the relevant applicants will be called upon to attend an interview and trail lecture. Applications may not be submitted by email to individuals at the university.
We offer the following:
Good pension, insurance and loan schemes with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
An exciting professional environment with opportunities available for enhancing one’s expertise and development
Opportunities for exercising during working hours
Opportunities for the reimbursement of removal expenses, cf. the Special Agreement relating to the Reimbursement of Removal Expenses
The salary for the position of Associate Professor is subject to the State Salary Scale, position code 1011.
A 2% contribution will be deducted from the salary for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
You should be aware that under the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about applicants may be published, even if the applicant in question has asked not to be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if their wishes have not been taken into account.
The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is undergoing reorganisation and changes could be made to the responsibilities covered by this position and its place within the organisation.
The public sector workforce shall reflect the diversity of the population whenever possible. The University’s HR policy is therefore designed to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) is an inclusive workplace employer.
Contacts at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences:
Head of Department Jan Helge Kallestad +47 55 58 59 43 Mob: +47 480 64 897
Jobbnorge ID: 171347, Deadline: 15.09.2019, Customer reference: 19/04144