Associate Professor in Development Studies – Norway

Applications are invited for Full-time Associate Professor in Development Studies position at the Department of Global Development and Planning, University of Agder, Norway.


The Department of Global Development and Planning at UiA is Norway´s oldest research community within development studies. In addition to development studies the staff and subject portfolios also encompasses social geography, planning and communication. The department´s academic staff is made up of researchers with teaching and research experience in poverty issues, globalisation and political economy, state and welfare politics in the South, rural/urban migration, natural disasters and crisis management, climate and environmental issues, social movements, gender, integration and mobility, city and regional planning, local development and participation processes.


  • The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code  1011 Associate Professorand, NOK 573.100-691.400 gross salary per year
  • A variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A position with opportunities for development in a diverse environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund


To be eligible for Associate Professor in Development Studies, applicants are required to:

  • PhD degree from a Norwegian or accredited foreign university within the field of development studies, but adjoining fields may also be of interest
  • A broad experience from practical field work in the Global South
  • International publishing, good international networks and experience from international cooperation will be emphasized
  • To be able to contribute to the long-term development of the Department’s research
  • Have experience from applying for and achieving external funding
  • Documented experience from teaching is emphasized
  • Experience from supervision of students and development of new academic courses
  • Some experience with coordination of study programmes is preferable


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas and certificates
  • List of publications
  • Academic articles (no more than 10)

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation for Associate Professor in Development Studies before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

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Institute Name: University of Agder
Country: Norway
Last Date: August 15, 2020
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