Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

School/Institution:Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Oslo

Discipline: Electrical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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The Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical engineering (MEK) is one of five departments at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD).

The department offers studies at bachelor, master and PhD levels in engineering education and has research and development activities within the department's subject areas. The department has about 40 employees and about 460 students.

The engineers of the future must have a high level of professional competence and the ability to work interdisciplinary in an international environment. Students must acquire and develop solid theoretical subject knowledge, practical skills and good social skills.

The department emphasizes that teaching, supervision and development must take place in a good learning environment. Our employees must therefore be enthusiastic towards student development, in addition to having a solid academic and theoretical background.

At the MEK department, we need to strengthen the teaching and supervision capacity within industrial automation, which is one of two specializations in our electrical engineering study programs.

We therefore search for an Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Industrial automation / electrical engineering. It is a fixed-term one year position of at least 70%. A larger position share is possible of desired.

Your duties and responsibilities will be to

  • Teach industrial automation courses such as instrumentation and dynamic systems
  • Supervise students at bachelor's level in industrial automation and possibly electronic engineering
  • Further develop the academic environment and the department's educational programs
  • Perform professional-administrative tasks
  • Contribute to the development of the department, faculty and OsloMet as a whole

Qualification requirements

  • Ph.D./ in Automation, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotic or related subject area
  • Good knowledge of software tools such as MATLAB®, PLC programming and other relevant industrial automation programs
  • Good written and oral presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and/or English

Desired qualifications

  • Practical pedagogical education and / or teaching experience
  • Relevant work experience in industrial automation
  • Experience from research in industrial automation and control
  • Personal qualities necessary for the position
  • Is enthusiastic about education and dissemination of your core expertise
  • Thrive with engineering students/young professionals
  • Is structured and effective
  • Has good collaboration skills and good social skills
  • Is positive and solution-oriented
  • Has good digital skills
  • General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

OsloMet conducts testing of pedagogicalqualifications in connection with interviews.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

We offer

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest unversity
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers Free Norwegian language classes to employees Work place in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
  • Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Application process

You must upload the application and the following documents within the application deadline:

  • CV, certificates and all aspects of diplomas
  • A list of publications (if any)
  • Documentation of educational competence and/ or experience (if any)
  • Name and contact details of three referees
  • We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy job title and position code:  1011 Associate professor is paygrade. 60 – 74, NOK 543 500 – 702 100 in a 100% position and 1009 Assistant professor is paygrade. 51 – 66, NOK 468 300 – 604 700 in a 100% position A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

Other information

If you want further information about the position, you can contact Head of Department Astrid Oust Janbu,,


Title: Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor in Industrial Automation / Electrical Engineering

Employer: OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Job location: Pilestredet 46, 0130 Oslo

Job types: Assistant / Associate Professor

Fields: Mechatronics,   Automotive Engineering,   Robotics,   Electrical Engineering,   Electronics

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