Associate Professor in Mathematics / Mathematics Dactics University of Stavanger, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 10,700 students and 1,560 employees. The university is located in Norway's third largest city region, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has great ambitions. We will be a driving force in the region's knowledge development and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation and innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will take a look and dare to think big and new - we will challenge it awake and explore the unknown.


The Department of Primary School Teacher Education, Sport and Special Education, which is part of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities, offers elementary school teacher education and master's and doctoral education in educational science. Educational science is a university's academic focus and we are prepared to take greater national responsibility to educate the nation and the region's required labor in the area. There are currently 75 employees and 840 students affiliated with the department.


Associate Professor in Mathematics / Mathematics Dactics

The University of Stavanger searches for associate professor of mathematics / mathematics didactics.


Work Tasks and

Academic Environment The subject area for the post is mathematics / mathematics didactics.


The position is organizationally attached to the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities, Department of Primary School Teacher Education, Sport and Special Education.


As a associate professor you will mainly teach and guide students at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level in mathematical subjects, research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the institute, as well as contribute to the development of cooperation with the workplace. Development of varied and digital learning methods in teaching, innovation and value creation based on results from research and academic development work, is part of the position. The position recommendation provides a detailed description of the subject area and relevant tasks for associate professor.


The group actively works on several research areas with different themes in mathematics didactics. For some years, some have worked on a practice-based theory of mathematics education (UKM). Others are involved in a project related to learning and teaching in mathematics based on Zankov's theories of developing education. Throughout the project, Teachers as Students (TasS, 2012-2015) we have gained experience with the use of Lesson Study in teacher training practice training. Several in the research group are also involved in a development and assistance project in Malawi.


Competency requirements

We apply for a doctorate with a doctorate or equivalent competence in the field of study. Applicants with specialization in primary school teacher education 1-7. Steps are preferred, but applicants with specialization in nearby areas may also be current candidates.


You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic competence related to higher education, and you should have experience from teaching, preferably both primary and secondary education from university / university college. Knowledge of Norwegian school is an advantage.


Furthermore, it is emphasized that you have:

  • A reflective and conscious attitude towards own teaching and counseling activities.
  • Ability to involve and engage students in teaching where education goals, content and assessment situations are closely linked.
  • Experience with and / or interest in the development and use of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching.
  • Provided research results in recognized Norwegian and international publishing channels, and that you can show progress in research and publishing.
  • Ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, conduct and carry out research and development projects.
  • Experience from cooperation with working life.
  • Ability to build and maintain networks - regional, national and international.
  • Experience with innovation, innovation and commercialization of research.
  • High workforce is curious and motivated to develop new knowledge with others.
  • Good collaborative and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment.


The working and teaching language is Norwegian and English, and you must master a Scandinavian language, preferably Norwegian, when you are added.


If there are no applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, it may be appropriate to employ temporary employment for up to three years with a view to qualification and permanent employment. Applicants must be required to obtain the necessary qualifications during the employment period.


We offer:

  • Varied work tasks in a large, exciting and societal organization.
  • An ambitious working community in a positive development. We work to include employees of all levels in strategic decisions, promoting a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational culture.
  • College-based guidance program the first year you teach at UiS, NyTi.
  • Possibility of professional development and opportunity to apply for qualifications to professor in accordance with national rules.
  • Salary according to the state wage regulation, 17,510, code 1011, kr 500,000 - 611,000 bto per year. In special cases higher pay can be considered.
  • Membership of the Government Pension Fund, which ensures good pension rights. Members can apply for a mortgage at favorable terms.
  • Favorable membership at the fitness center and in corporate sports teams.
  • Employment in an IA company that is committed to reducing sickness absence, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity and increasing occupational activity for older workers.
  • Home-job-home, public transport to and from work at a favorable price.
  • As an employee in Norway you will have access to a very good health system and good pensions, generous maternity / parental leave and a competitive salary. Kindergarten is guaranteed and affordable, public school is free.
  • Relocation program when moving to Norway includes support and language courses for partners.


General Information

Your application will be considered by an expert committee. The main emphasis in the expert assessment is based on the assessment of submitted scientific work and documented education and educational competence. Experience from popularization / dissemination, professional and professional administration work and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position will also be considered by the experts.


If there are very many applicants, it may be advisable to decline applications before submitting the application papers to the expert committee for assessment. This will be applicable to applicants who do not meet key areas of competence requirements.


On the basis of the expert committee's opinion, current applicants will be invited for interview and trial instruction before their submission.


The university will recruit more women to associate professions in the field of study. If more applicants are deemed to have equal qualifications, a woman will be prioritized in front of a man.


It is a prerequisite that the employee is settled so that he / she can be present at, and available to, the professional environment in the workplace during normal working hours.


Further information 

position conciliation gives a more detailed account of the subject area and relevant work assignments. Further information about the position can be obtained from Lecturer Dag Torvanger, tel. 51833495, email


Information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Adviser Janne Halseth, tel. 51833525, email



Search the position electronically via "Search Position" on this page. Here you will find minimum application letter, relevant education and experience.


The following documents are uploaded as attachments to the application, in separate files:

  • CV with complete overview of education and experience
  • Relevant diplomas and certificates.
  • Complete list of scientific works and artistic activities.
  • Up to 10 workers who document educational and educational competence, see Guidelines for assessment of teaching skills
  • Up to 10 scientific works that are central to your research production, including doctoral dissertation.
  • Documentation of other activity that is considered relevant in relation to the position requirements.


The documentation must be in a Scandinavian language or English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB in total, they must be compressed before uploading.


Information and documentation to be taken into account when evaluating must be registered within the expiration of the application deadline. Contact details for three reference persons are stated in the application or on request.


We note that information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the public search list, cf. section 25 of the Public Administration Act.




area The subject area for the post is mathematics and mathematics didactics in the five-year primary school teacher education for the 1st to the 7th and 5th to 10th grade. step. The need is greatest within the 1st to 7th stage.


Organizational placement 

appointment generally applies to the University of Stavanger. The position is organizationally located at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Primary School Teacher Education, Sport and Special Education. Information about the device is available on our website .


Associate Professor will be able to participate in research communities across organizational units.


Current tasks 

Associate Professor, together with the other academic staff, shall take care of:


  • Contribute to the development of academically strong and relevant education programs.
  • Further develop and strengthen the academic reputation of education programs by providing high quality education and guidance at bachelor, master's and doctoral level.
  • Contribute to, and develop current continuing and continuing education.
  • To facilitate the students' learning in line with the learning objectives of the study programs.
  • Drive pedagogical development work and learning resources.
  • Involve continuous skills enhancement processes related to teaching and counseling.
  • Contribute to the development of new teaching methods and the use of different digital learning resources.
  • Conduct student evaluations and conduct continuous development of the education quality.

Research and innovation:

  • Research and conduct professional development work in the field of study.
  • Initiate, obtain external funding for, conduct and carry out research and development projects.
  • Drive useful business-oriented, practice-oriented professional and / or community-relevant research, also on behalf of, and in collaboration with community and work life.
  • Participate in and develop research communities at the university - program areas or research groups.
  • Engage students in research and professional development work.
  • Contribute to innovation and value creation based on results from research and professional development.
  • Engage students in entrepreneurship activities and help develop their entrepreneurship skills.
  • Establish networks and collaborate with researchers nationally and internationally.

Communication and social contacts:

  • Communicate research results in Norwegian and international publishing channels.
  • Drive popular science dissemination.
  • Contribute in academically recognized conferences, nationally and internationally.
  • Participate in the trade and social debate.
  • Contribute to development of cooperation with social and work life.
  • Build and maintain a wide network of private and public sectors, nationally and internationally.


  • Participate in professional strategy work and in building new teaching subjects / subjects.
  • Provide the exam and attend censorship.
  • Participate in expert committees and internal assessment committees.
  • Involve positions in national and international committees, as well as councils and committees at UiS.


It is expected that the employee will support and participate in the remaining activity at the faculty and may undertake assignments across the departmental and faculty boundaries.


An annual plan for the work to be carried out is set up after a conversation between the head of department and associate professor, in accordance with the University's Work Planning Guidelines.


Competence development

UiS expects all academic staff to continuously increase their own teaching and research activities.


Associate Professor will attend the university's college-based guidance program, NyTi, during the first year.


Associate professor can apply for research termination with salary in accordance with the University's Guidelines for the allocation of research term.


Associate professor can apply for qualifications to professor in accordance with the Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions § 2-2.

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