Senior Lecturer in Child Welfare
Norwegian University of Science & Technology Department of Social Work

Senior Lecturer in Child Welfare



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About the positions

The Department of Social Work (ISA) wants to strengthen its competence in the child welfare field, and highlights up to two permanent positions as a senior lecturer in child welfare. The positions are primarily linked to the department's study programs at the bachelor level, with particular emphasis on the bachelor's degree in child welfare.


The positions report to the head of department Riina Kiik.



Teaching tasks such as lectures, supervision and skills teaching, primarily on the Bachelor's program in child welfare

examination work

develop professional development within their field of study

administrative tasks

Take care of the academic responsibility with the other academic staff of the unit

participate in the implementation of the teaching program according to the current study plan, and in the work on further development of the subject area and the teaching program, including also continuing and further education

supervision of students on bachelor programs within their field of study

eligibility Requirements

For the positions as a senior lecturer, a master's degree or equivalent is required in the relevant subject area. It is preferable to search for child protection educators, but applicants with other education relevant to the subject will be considered. Those who are employed must have competence in child-care initiatives.

Experience with environmental work / environmental therapy and foster home work is desirable.


Good oral and written presentation skills in Norwegian / Scandinavian and English.

Good IT expertise and experience with the use of digital tools.


Documented basic vocational qualifications are required. Those who are hired without having formal basic vocational qualifications and who cannot document corresponding qualifications, are required to undergo approved courses within two years after employment. Uniped v / NTNU offers qualifying courses.

Educational skills and qualifications will be emphasized. The assessment will be based on documented pedagogical material, forms of presentation in any scientific work, experience from teaching, and educational background of another kind. Quality and breadth will be considered. Current candidates will be invited to trial and interview.


We refer to the Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions for general criteria for the position. NTNU commits itself to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


 Personal characteristics

Personal qualities such as teamwork and collaboration, independence, responsibility and motivation to contribute to a good working environment will be given great importance.


When assessing the best qualified, emphasis should be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation for the position.


We offer

exciting and developing tasks in a strong and international professional environment

open and inclusive working environment with committed colleagues

favorable terms in the Government Pension Fund

employee benefits and benefits

Salaries and terms

The position as senior lecturer code 1009 is normally paid from gross NOK 435,500 - 631.700 per year. years depending on qualifications and seniority. From salaries, 2% of statutory deposits are withdrawn from the Government Pension Fund. 


The employment is carried out in accordance with the principles of the State Employees Act, and legislation regulating the export of knowledge, technology and services. After hiring, you must expect changes to the work area.


General information

A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background. According to the Public Act, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the applicant list. 


Questions about the position can be directed to the head of department Riina Kiik, tel. 46 68 46 20, email Questions about the hiring process can be directed to Kari-Ann Lambertsen, tel. 73 41 23 85, e-mail


Applications with CV, diplomas and certificates are sent electronically via Applicants invited to interview must include certified copies of certificates and diplomas.


The job reference number: SU-321 

Application deadline: 26.05.2019


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Department of Social Work


We are one of the largest social work groups in Norway, and our study programs have high numbers of applicants. The department is working on issues related to welfare, inclusion, integration, living conditions, child welfare, social services, disability, diversity and marginalization - and we are concerned with improving the situation for groups in society that fall outside. The Department of Social Work is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

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