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University of Oslo, Norway

Professor of Law - European Law


The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law has a vacant position as Professor (SKO 1013) with a special focus on issues relating to EU and EEA law.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is Norway’s largest research and teaching environment in the field of Law.

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is one of five main units within the Faculty of Law. The institute is divided into three sections: the Department of Maritime Law, the Department of Petroleum and Energy Law, and the Centre for European Law. 

The Centre for European Law conducts research on issues relating to EU and EEA law. It serves as a meeting place for research on European law at the Faculty of Law.

The position entails general research and teaching duties. 

The duties associated with the position consist of 47.5% research, 47.5% teaching and examinations, and 5% administration. 

There is a special need for teaching Law at the master’s level. 


Required qualifications 

Applicants must document that they possess general scholarly expertise at the professor level in the field of Law. They must also document that they have attained a basic educational qualification equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree in Law and have completed a doctorate on a topic related to EU or EEA law. 

Applicants must document that they have expertise on EU law in general and on EU institutional and constitutional law in particular. At least one of the applicant’s publications must provide an in-depth analysis of issues relating to EU law that are raised by the EU’s association and cooperation agreements with third countries. 

When assessing the applications, special importance will be attached to the applicant’s expertise on various levels of integration, such as membership, association agreements, neighbourhood policy agreements and relations with other third countries. Particular weight will also be given to publications that address issues of membership in and the expansion of the EU (including conditions of membership) as well as exit from the EU. 

Applicants must be internationally recognised. They must have the qualifications needed to contribute to the highest level of research on EU and EEA law at the Faculty and to attract external research funding to the field of European Law. 


Basis for assessment

When assessing the applicants, priority will be given to expertise in the field of Law, publications in international journals, other international dissemination and publication activity, participation in international researcher networks, and teaching experience.

The position entails general research and teaching duties. Applicants who cannot document that they possess the basic teaching qualification at the time of appointment to the position must acquire this within a two-year period following the date of appointment. The appointee must acquire skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language good enough for teaching purposes within three years after assuming the position.

When ranking qualified applicants, the entire range of the applicants’ qualifications will be taken into account and assessed in detail.

The applicant must submit a note of maximum 6 pages consisting of:

(1) The applicant's educational view.

(2) Research plan for the coming years.

(3) The applicant's experience with dissemination in their relevant fields, and suggestions for future dissemination.

Scholarly qualifications will be given priority over other academic and other qualifications.

Promising applicants will be called in for an interview, and may be asked to deliver a trial lecture.


We offer 

  • an annual salary of NOK 830 000 to 985 700 (salary level 82-88)
  • a pleasant, stimulating working environment
  • a good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position at an institution that takes part in the Inclusive Working Life scheme
  • good welfare schemes


The following items must be uploaded as an attachment to the online application: 

  • application letter and CV
  • complete overview of the applicant’s scholarly production
  • a brief description of up to 10 scholarly publications that the applicant wishes to have evaluated
  • diplomas and attestations
  • an overview of other qualifications found in the appended documentation 

In addition, up to 10 scholarly publications may be submitted. These must be submitted in four copies and must be written in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English, unless the institute approves a different language. If the publications are written by multiple authors, a statement of co-authorship must explain how the work was divided among the authors. It is not possible to submit or announce publications after the application deadline expires. 

UiO has special agreements on the University’s rights to the results of work produced by employees, including rights to research results. 

Appointment procedures are also regulated in the “Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at UiO”. Please also see the “Guidance for applicants and members of selection committees concerning documentation, evaluation and weighting of qualifications for appointment to/promotion in permanent academic posts at the University of Oslo”. 

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equality policy, we encourage all interested applicants to apply, regardless of gender and ethnicity. 

Pursuant to Section 25, paragraph 2, of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be disclosed to the public even if the applicant has asked that he/she not be named in the list of applicants. 

The scholarly publications must be sent to: 

Faculty of Law, PO Box 6706 St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo.

Region:Oslo                                                      Job type:Permanent                        

Working hoursFull-time                                 Working days:Day        

Application deadline:1 February, 2017          Location:Oslo                             

Reference number:2016/14159                      Company homepage:

Contacts:Professor Finn Arnesen 

Telephone: +47 22859613


University of Oslo

The University of Oslo was founded in 1811 as the first in Norway. Today it is the country’s largest public institution of research and higher learning with 27 000 students and 7000 employees.

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