OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Assistant Professor in Solid and Fluid Mechanics

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The Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering (MEK) has a vacant position as Assistant Professor in Solid and Fluid Mechanics. The candidate will teach at the bachelor program in mechanical engineering, and possibly at the master’s degree program. The candidate is also expected to initiate and carry out relevant professional and pedagogical development work.

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 knowledge and practical skills in addition to social skills. The department emphasizes that teaching, supervision and development must take place in a good learning environment. We are therefore looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching and a positive attitude towards students in development.

The candidate must have a keenness to develop academic skills and an interest in digital and innovative educational techniques and practices. Experience from development work in, or in close collaboration with, the industry is also important.

The candidate is expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic environment at the department and the university in general, including interdisciplinary work across departments at TKD, as well as in collaboration with other faculties at OsloMet.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Planning, developing, and delivering courses at bachelor and possibly master levels.
  • Supervision of students in practical training.
  • Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education at MEK and OsloMet as a whole.
  • Initiation og and participation in projects for educational purposes. This includes applying for external funding for educational purposes.
  • Performing administrative tasks related to educational activities.


The required qualifications for the position are as follows:

  • MSc in Mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Working knowledge and teaching ability in as many as possible of the following topics:
    • Solid mechanics and Finite element analysis
    • Advanced materials
    • Fluid mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in higher education.
  • Experience in collaborating with, or direct experience from, relevant industry.
  • Fluency in English.

The candidate is expected to acquire a working command of Norwegian within three years of being appointed (B2 level).

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.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The following will be evaluated positively:

On top of the required qualifications listed above, the following are desirable:

  • Fluency in Norwegian.
  • Experience with mechanical engineering simulation tools such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, OpenFOAM, Stars-CCM+ etc.
  • Knowledge of experimental methods for educational purposes (laboratory exercises etc).
  • Experience with applying and securing external funding for educational purposes.
  • Pedagogical education.

Personal qualities necessary for the position

  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues.
  • Excellent cooperation and communication skills.
  • Inquisitiveness and a keenness to develop as an academic leader.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt teaching to the needs of the department and OsloMet, including interdisciplinary topics.
  • The ability to build communities and networks, and to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation.

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.

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.

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


A committee will assess the applicants. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • CV (including teaching and supervision experience) and, if applicable, a full list of publications.
  • The copies of certificates/diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable).
  • A teaching statement (up to 2 pages) outlining the candidate's relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position.
  • The names and contact information of at least three references.
  • Any other relevant documentation.

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system. All documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed for any further assessments. 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 to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact HRTKD@oslomet.no.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Other information

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

  • Head of Department Astrid Oust Janbu, e-mail: astridj@oslomet.no, phone +47 91 51 43 26

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay for state employees as 1009 Associate Professor at NOK 468 300 – 604 700. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the State Pension Fund.

As an employee at OsloMet, you must always adhere to the changes that the development in the subject requires and the organizational changes that are adopted.

The selected candidate, after approving the position, must live in a location enabling them to be physically present at, and available to, the Department.

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

Deadline for applications: 27.02.2022
Ref.: 21/12493

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Assistant Professor in Solid and Fluid Mechanics
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