Professor/Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
University of Bergen, Faculty of Psychology’s Department of Psychosocial Science

Professor/Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology


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Professor/Associate Professor

The Faculty of Psychology’s Department of Psychosocial Science has a vacancy (full time) for preferably a Professor, alternatively an Associate Professor, of Cognitive Psychology.


Work tasks/research field:

  • Tuition, guidance and grading on cognitive psychology and the subject areas of human reasoning, judgement and decision- making
  • Other teaching duties may also be included at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level
  • Design and guide theoretical and empirical research projects for students of cognitive psychology
  • Take part in administrative duties and participating in committee work
  • Participate in the Department's research on cognitive psychology, contribute towards the development of national and international cognitive psychology research networks, and initiate and participate in writing applications.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must have a PhD in psychology when applying for this position
  • Applicants must possess expertise in cognitive psychology, especially within the areas of human reasoning, judgement and decision making
  • Applicants should preferably possess competence as professor in cognitive psychology  
  • Applicants must be able to provide evidence of relevant research on cognitive psychology
  • Applicants should preferably be certified psychologists or comply with the requirements for such certification when applying for this position
  • Applicants should preferably possess experience in respect of clinically relevant fields relating to cognitive psychology
  • Applicants should preferably possess broad methodological experience
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner
  • Applicants must possess good communications and collaborative skills and be able to cooperate well with colleagues and students
  • Applicants must possess the ability to create a good learning environment
  • Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for this position. The successful applicant will be offered such training if this requirement has not been met prior to being appointed.
  • Tuition will primarily take place in Norwegian, but lectures will also be held in English. It is essential that the successful applicant is able to provide tuition in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed, and that he/she has a good command of verbal and written English when appointed.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • A grade 77 - 85 salary (code 1013) in accordance with the Norwegian government’s Collective Wage Agreement. This currently amounts to a gross annual salary of NOK 731,000 - 921,900. If not enough adequately qualified applicants apply for the position of Professor, we may appoint an Associate Professor. The salary for an Associate Professor will be in accordance with salary grade 67-74 (1011/salary framework 24, alternative 8 - 10) in accordance with the Norwegian government’s Collective Wage Agreement. This currently amounts to a gross annual salary of NOK 597,000 - 681,800. If applicants are particularly well qualified, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits.


Your application must include:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and references
  • Complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • List with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications.
  • List of academic work you believe should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this has been published.
  • Academic work that you believe should be considered in the assessment (maximum of 15).


Your application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

Please note that applications along with appended information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all the necessary information has been submitted by the closing date for applications.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment of your application is uploaded in full as an attachment to your application.


General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: 

  • Roar Espevik, Head of Department, e-mail:, tel. +47 55 58 23 26

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible.  People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The appointment shall be based on the recommendation of an academic committee and an independent assessment by the appointing body, including interviews and possible testing of teaching qualifications.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.


About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

There are five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty and departments.



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