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Recruitment and appointment

Here are guidelines, procedures and forms relevant to the process of recruitment and appointment.


  1. Needs (here is a form for hourly paid work agreement)
  2. Announcement
  3. The interview process
  4. Appointment documents
  5. Promotion and expert assessment
  6. Onboarding for new employees – OsloMet Start
  7. International recruitment and researcher mobility
  8. Appointment body - meetings and composition
  9. Laws and regulations

1. Needs

Do you need a permanent, temporary or hourly paid employee? Here you will find what you need.

The decision tree below will help you choose the right appointment form. Permanent employment is the general rule. Temporary employment always requires special authorisation, see the Civil Service Act § 9.

As a rule, all vacancies should be publicly announced. However, the Personnel Regulations § 4 provides certain exceptions to this rule. Furthermore, all appointments should happen following recommendations made by an appointment body. § 11 of the Personnel Regulations allows administrative appointments in certain cases.

How to choose the right

New or vacant position

Hourly paid employee

2. Announcements

Here you will find job descriptions and templates for announcements as well as information about salary determination.

Descriptions and templates

Salary range position

3. The interview process

Tips for the treatment of applicants, interview guides, checking of references and template for recommendations.

Treatment of applicants


Interview guides
Template for reference interview

4. Appointment documents

Here you will find the work agreement with attachments, as well as some assistance documents for the case officer.

Work agreement

Attachments to the work agreement

Assistance documents

5. Promotion and expert assessment

All applicants for teaching and research positions should go through expert assessments. This also applies to academic staff applying for promotion.

Expert committee - composition

Templates and documents


6. Onboarding for new employees – OsloMet Start

7. International recruitment and researcher mobility

Here you will find information about

8. Appointment body - meetings and composition  

Appointments committee for professors, researcher 1 and docents

Here you will find information about the appointments committee as well as meeting dates and contact details.

Composition of the appointments committee: 
  • Rector (or the person authorised by the Rector)
  • A trade union representative (appointed by the trade unions)
  • HR director (or the person authorised)
  • Dean/centre manager at the relevant faculty/centre (or the person authorised)
  • A student representative, with a substitute, appointed by the Student Parliament
 Trade union representative  for the  period of 01.08.18 – 31.07.20:
  • Amy Østertun Geirdal, permanent representative
Student representative:
  • HaiWei Shen (appointed by the Student Parliament)
  • Helene Wilhelmsen (substitute)
Deadlines/dates for meetings spring 2020
Deadline for registration in P360 (case draft with attachments) 
friday , 15.00 pm
Meeting date 
Wednesday kl.12.00
17. january 27. january
21.february 2.march
20.march 30.march
17.april 27.april
15.may 25.may
12.june 22.june

The registration of cases takes place in Public 360. Here is a guide for the registration.

Appointments board and appointments committee in the Central Administration

Here you will find information about meetings and registration for the appointments board -and committee in the central administration.

Meeting dates and deadlines spring 2020

Deadline registration by mail

Friday at 12.00 am

Deadline documents in P360

Friday at 15.00 pm

Deadline electronic review

Thursday at 12.00 am

Meeting date if neeed










































15.may 15.may 21.may 22.may  
29.may 29.may 4.june 5.june  
12.june 12.june 18.june 19.june  
26.june 26.june 2.july 3.july  
*Announcements must be written in Nynorsk. Other documents for the appointments board -and committee may be written in either Bokmål or Nynorsk.


REMEMBER! You must notify about all cases, no later than 12.00am on the Friday one week prior to the meeting date. All documents must be made available to the case officer in the HR Department no later than 3.00pm on the same day. The subject of the email must indicate whether the case should go to the technical and administrative council (TA) or to the teaching and research committee (UF), as well as which meeting date the case is registered for.

It may happen that both meetings are managed by the same case officer, or that another case officer at the HR Department assumes control of the meeting, but as long as the above mentioned registration of cases takes place, these will be in good hands.

Trade union representative in the appointments board -and committee for the period of 1.8.18 - 31.7.20

  • Permanent: Amy Østertun Geirdal
  • Substitute: 
Faculty of Health Sciences (HV)

Committee (UF)

  • Permanent: Vidar Frigstad
  • Substitute: Kari Dahl
  • Fast: Inger Lise Neslein
  • Substitute: Hilde Sylliaas

Council (TA)

  • Permanent:  Ingeborg Sunde
  • Substitute:  Inger Langeggen
  • Permanent: An-Magritt Hortman
  • Substitute: Not clarified - waiting response from org.
Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI)

Committee (UF)

  • Permanent: Mette Vaagan Slåtten
  • Substitute:  Anne Waldrop
  • Permanent: Olav Hovdelien
  • Substitute: Eldbjørg Schön and Anne-Catrine Wolden

Council (TA)

  • Permanent: Kathrine Løvberg
  • Substitute:  Runa Grimstad Wold
  • Permanent: Eva Skals Johnskareng
  • Substitute: Mariann Tvetene
Faculty of Social Sciences (SAM)

Committee (UF)

  • Permanent: Blanka Støren-Vaczy
  • Substitute:  Anders Graver Knudsen
  • Permanent: Heidi Woll
  • Substitute: Kristin Skaret Orgeret

Council (TA)

  • Permanent: Anne Elisabeth Juul Persbråten
  • Substitute: Tone Gjerding
  • Permanent: Astrid Limandavik
  • Substitute: 
Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD)

Committee (UF)

  • Permanent: Boning Feng
  • Substitute: Christian Nordahl-Rolfsen
  • Permanent: Ismael Hassan
  • Substitute: Kyrre Andersen

Council (TA)

  • Permanent: Majken Solberg
  • Substitute: Silje Røysen Salvador
  • Permanent: Veslemøy Hollekim Skånlund
  • Substitute: Hanne B. I. Heiervang
Central Administration (FA)

Committee (UF)

  • Permanent: Marit Greek
  • Substitute:  
  • Permanent: Anne Leseth
  • Substitute: Tore Kr. Schjølberg
  • Student representative: 
    • Helene Wilhelmsen
    • HaiWei Shen (vara)

Council (TA)

  • Permanent: Amir Haghighifard
  • Substitute:  Ingvild Nordang and Trine Beate Elvebakken
  • Permanent: Bjørn Ervik
  • Substitute: Tom Syvertsen

9. Laws and regulations


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your local HR contact.

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