Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Apr 2024

22 Mar 2024
Job Information

University of Bergen

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
Research Field

Medical sciences » Medicine
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

10 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

Associate professor 

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care a permanent position (100%) as associate professor is available at the section Health Sciences.

Workplace is at the Alrek health cluster.

We are currently looking for a highly qualified individual with experience in healthcare or a similar field where topics pertaining to health and the health system are important. The appointed person will primarily be involved with the Master's program in 'Health and Society'. Candidates with a solid grasp of theoretical frameworks and proficiency in qualitative research methods and methodology are preferred.

The section of health science hosts several active research groups that support research-based teaching, including the research group in Health Science and Experiential Research. We are particularly interested in applicants who are actively advancing in their careers and possess significant expertise in a research area aligned with our department's area of focus.

Work tasks/research field:

The person who fills this position shall both initiate and lead research projects, teach and supervise students and research fellows, as well as take on administrative tasks within a recommendatory time frame. It is expected that the person who fills this position will regularly submit applications to relevant national and international sources for research financing. The teaching responsibilities that are assigned to this position are primarily connected to Master's Programme in Health and Society, but the person who fills this position is obligated to teach in areas relating to the study programmes for which the faculty/department is responsible at any given time. The person who fills this position is expected to demonstrate a high level of ambition and good quality with regards to research and teaching, and to participate actively in the strategic planning and academic activities of the department and the faculty.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Qualified applicants have a Norwegian doctoral degree in a relevant academic field, or equivalent qualifications (Master in Health Sciences and satisfy the requirements concerning educational competence. The ideal candidate publishes at a high international level, has been successful in applying for grants from national and international sources of financing for research and educational development, and has established, or is in the process of establishing, his or her own research team. Results attained in the course of the last 5-7 years will be be given particular weight in evaluation of the application. The ideal candidate also has experience with teaching at the bachelor- and master level or in a programme of professional study, as well as experience with supervision of research fellows. Experience from different national and international research institutions, and the ability to establish international networks will count positively in the evaluation, as will experience with and interest in innovation. The applicant’s personal suitability for the position is a significant factor in the evaluation.

Educational competence is a requirement for the position, see guidelines for establishment of a pedagogical portfolio at Center for medical education.  The requirement is absolute for appointment as professor while an associate professor will be offered the necessary training if the requirement is not met before appointment. The language of teaching is normally Norwegian. The person who fills this position must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment. Language courses will be offered.

We can offer:
  • A good and challenging international working environment with professional challenges and opportunities for personal and skills development
  • Salary NOK 708 000 – 732 300 (code 1011, pay grade 71-73), specialist salary NOK 732 300 - 759 100 (code 1011, pay grade 73-75). Salary gross p.a. for a full-time position in the state salary scale. In the case of a highly qualified applicant, a higher salary may be considered
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:
  • An application letter that tells why you are applying for the position
  • A detailed CV including relevant diplomas and certifications
  • A plan for your own research for the next five years (maximum 5 pages A4 format)
  • Complete list of publications
  • Pedagogical portfolio, look at Center for Medical Education
  • A list of scientific works you wish to have considered in the assessment of your application (no more than 10). Each work should be accompanied by a short summary that highlights the work’s most important findings
  • The 10 academic works described in the previous point in pdf-format
  • The name and contact information for at least to references

It is extremely important that the scientific works you wish to have considered in the assessment of your application are uploaded in their entirety as attachments to your application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Frøydis Kristine Bruvik, epost: [email protected]

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage men to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotes shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here .


About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen.

Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Research Field
Medical sciences » Medicine
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

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