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Associate Professor of Philosophy

Department of law, philosophy and international studies, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Lillehammer, Norway, Innlandet, Norway
Job description

About the position

The position is at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, at the Inland School of Business and Social Sciences, Department of Law, Philosophy and International Studies, located at the Lillehammer Campus. The department currently has ten full-time appointments in Philosophy. The department offers philosophy courses on all academic levels, including Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum; BA courses; MA and PhD level courses in philosophy of science and ethics.

There is up to two permanent, full-time vacancies. Appointment as soon as possible.

Please note that the vacancies has a Scandinavian language requirement, i.e. the successful candidate must be able to teach in either Norwegian, Swedish or Danish at the time of appointment.

As Associate Professor of Philosophy you will be expected to conduct research in philosophy, to participate in teaching at all levels and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. The position is split between research, teaching and administrative duties. The normal load is currently at 55% teaching, 40% research and 5% administration.

Qualifications and personal skills

  • PhD or equivalent within the field of Philosophy. Candidates who are near completion of PhD may also apply. 
  • AOS: open 
  • AOC: open 
  • International peer-reviewed publications 
  • Experience in establishing international research networks Excellent teaching abilities at all academic levels, including Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum. Candidates who are not able to document formal teaching qualifications must qualify by attending our teaching and learning in higher education program, to be further agreed with HINN. 
  • Overall good affinity with relevant ICT systems 
  • Excellent language skills, both oral and written, in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish) and English. 

For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

We are seeking colleagues that can contribute to the long-term development of teaching and research at the department. Ability for independent work as well as cooperation is important. The successful candidate will be skilled and motivated for research- and administrative leadership.

Applications will be long listed by a sorting committee. Long-listed applications will be evaluated by an expert committee, comprised of one internal and two external members. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview and trial lecture. We will finally holistically assess the different qualifications of each applicant.

How to apply

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system.

The application should include:

  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work and publications), copies of educational diplomas/certificates 
  • a list of scientific publications, up to 5 academic articles, chapters or similar, 
  • a teaching portfolio that includes:
    - Documentation of formal teaching qualifications
    - Documentation of teaching experience, for example an overview of teaching/counseling experience, documentation of work with study program quality development such as development of program plans, etc.
    - Reflection about own teaching philosophy, teaching practice and key points in own development
    - Course evaluations (if available)

Additionally, applicants may upload up to 3 letters of recommendation, or arrange to have letters sent by email to [email protected] by the application deadline.

If you have any questions about uploading an attachment or other technical matters regarding the application, Jobbnorge customer service can be contacted. Contact information is provided as a link in the application form.

Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging job at a developing institution, dedicated colleagues and a supportive working environment. 
  • The position’s salary follows position code 1011 Førsteamanuensis in the state's wage regulations, determined according to competence and experience.
  • For more information about INN University as an employer, please see here.

About INN University

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 16,000 students and 1,300 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad. INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation. Our vision is "Stronger Together".

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.inn.no/om-hogskolen/jobbe-hos-oss/ledi...
Hard deadline December 10, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://eng.inn.no/about-inn-university
Contact name Anstein Gregersen
Contact email
Contact phone +47 61 28 80 82
Time created October 27, 2021, 4:05pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 10, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Last updated October 29, 2021, 10:55am UTC
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