The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.


The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Akershus.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology has a vacancy for a professor/ associate professor in Digitalization in construction industry (BIM).  

Extensive research is conducted at the department, and several research groups have been established, participating in national and international research projects. We are looking for a candidate who are willing to take a key role in strengthening and developing the academic and research work at the department.

Main duties of the position

  • Teaching and supervision of students at bachelor, master and PhD levels
  • Development of courses within the professional field
  • Participate in R&D activities, including application for funding, research, publishing and dissemination of results
  • Strengthening the academic and research work in the field of digitalization of construction and construction process
  • Active contribution to the development of high quality education
  • Active contribution to the general development of the department
  • The candidate is also expected to be involved in the university’s research community in general.
  • Some administrative tasks should be expected


  • PhD within digitalization in construction industry, including BIM, construction management, construction process and similar
  • Comprehensive and in depth knowledge of digital solutions used in construction industry, building process and interaction between parties in the process
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Norwegian construction industry, relevant laws and regulations
  • Documented research experience is required, with a publication record in international conferences/journals
  • Experience in applying for external research funding is expected
  • Experience of initiating and managing research projects as well as from international research collaboration
  • Experience in teaching and supervision at university college/university level
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. When relevant, Norwegian language classes will be offered to comply with the requirements of the position.
  • Industrial experience from design and construction of buildings and structures is considered as an advantage.

General criteria for appointment of a position as Professor or Associate Professor are stipulated in Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions (Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger) § 1-2, see details in Norwegian

Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet’s programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

The university will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.

Emphasis is also placed on the following skills:

  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • Good cooperation and communication skills as well as ability to work independently
  • Flexibility, inquisitiveness, and a keenness to develop academic and teaching skills
  • The ability to build communities and networks
  • The ability to manage research projects, and demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
  • Professional user of software within the field

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

CV, references and all pages of certificates/diplomas. 10 full examples of publications that you wish to have taken into consideration, submitted together with a table of contents academic documents including your PhD dissertation and a complete list of your publications,

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

Please indicate clearly if you are applying for a professor or associate professor position.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network

Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund Good employee welfare arrangements Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners Relocation support, cultural courses and on boarding services Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

If you would like more information about the positon, feel free to contact:

  • Head of Department Vitalis Pavlovas, e-mail Phone +47 67 23 87 53.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees: job code 1013 professor, NOK 695 500 – 893 900, job code 1011 associate professor 524 200 – 658 300.

A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund.

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

Deadline for applications: November 18th 2018

Ref.:    18/ 07981

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.


Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/07981
  • Vitalis Pavlovas, Head of Department , +47 67 23 87 53
Published 09.Nov.2018
Last application date 18.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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