Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Assistant professor / Associate professor in prosthetics and orthotics
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway‘s largest state university college.
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Published: 2 months ago
Application deadline: Aug 20
Location: Oslo, Norway
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Assistant professor / Associate professor in prosthetics and orthotics

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s largest state University College, with approximately 18000 students and 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. HiOA has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes. 
Our goal is to become a leading university in the Nordics within the field of applied sciences.

The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of seven departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

From autumn 2017, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics will admit students to the Prosthetics and Orthotics programme every year. As a result, the number of staff will also increase. We are looking for a new member of staff who can help to strengthen the programme in prosthetics and orthotics, preferably in the fields of transtibial and transfemoral prostheses / ankle-foot orthoses / knee-ankle-foot orthoses and trunk orthoses. It is preferable if the person appointed can take up the position in autumn 2017.

The department currently has two bachelor’s degree programmes, two continuing professional development programmes and one master’s degree programme. One of the continuing professional development programmes is an interdisciplinary programme in assistive technology at master’s degree level. The department is also responsible for coordinating the Motion Analysis Laboratory, which is an inter-faculty laboratory.

Extensive research activities are conducted within the faculty, which has two PhD programmes: one in health sciences and one in behavioural analysis.

We are looking for applicants who want to contribute to strengthening teaching and research in the area of prosthetics and orthotics at all three levels: bachelor's, master's and PhD.

The position is defined as a full-time position, with the possibility of being split up into smaller part-time positions if applicants wish to combine positions. Please state in your application what percentage of a full-time position you are interested in.

Main duties of the position

  • planning, implementing and evaluating courses in the programme
  • teaching and supervising and assessing students at different levels in evidence-based practice, skills and practical training.
  • participation in and contribution to educational, development and research 

We are looking for applicants with

  • a relevant higher education at Masters level or higher.
  • education and experience in prosthetics and orthotics or experience of biomechanics and/or material technology within context relevant to prosthetics and orthotics
  • good oral and written presentation skills in English and willingness to learn Norwegian if not a speaker of a Scandinavian language
  • teaching qualifications/experience or willingness to undertake a teaching qualification within two years of appointment
  • willingness to be involved in research and development work 

Applicants with Masters or PHDs are invited to apply and will be considered for assistant professor (høgskolelektor) or associate professor (førsteamanuensis) according to their qualifications. 

We are looking for applicants with

  • good communication and collaboration skills
  • lots of initiative, flexibility and academic engagement
  • a high degree of ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • a high degree of ability to work independently and as a part of a team

We can offer you

  • an educational and research environment with opportunities for professional development and participation in research groups engaged in interdisciplinary, national and international collaboration
  • opportunities to influence and participate in building expertise within the field of prosthetics and orthotics at bachelor's, further education, master's and PhD level at a university college that is in the process of becoming a university.
  • flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements.
  • loan and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

General criteria for appointments to a position as associate professor (førsteamanuensis and førstelektor) are set out in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

It is important to HiOA to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified applicants are welcome to apply. We endeavour to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

Expert assessment

Applicants with professor or associate professor qualifications will be assessed by an expert committee. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • CV, references and certificates/diplomas
  • list of scholarly works
  • up to ten examples of scholarly work that you wish to have taken into consideration, submitted together with a table of contents

You must upload all of these documents. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be certified. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. HiOA checks documents in order to give applicants a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, contact head of department Mona Dahl, tel. (+47) 67 23 66 12 / (+47) 47 28 71 41.

 The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees: 1011 førsteamanuensis / 1198 førstelektor. Salary NOK 516,000 – 648,100 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

 If you wish to apply for the position, you must apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

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