Working at INN University

About INN University

INN University is home to over 14 000 students, 1000 employees and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.

INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will leave their mark regionally, nationally and internationally. We are working on the development of a new and better institution of high academic and pedagogical quality, and which aims to achieve university accreditation by 2020. We have a goal of building an administrative and technical expertise environment that contributes actively to achieving our overall goals.

Our vision is “Stronger Together”.

See About INN University for more information about our academic portfolio, our focus areas and about the organization in general.

INN University as a workplace

Our wish is to be a place where employees are offered the opportunity for both professional and personal development in an inclusive and supportive working environment.

INN University’s Personnel Policy is based on the regulations and agreements that apply to state enterprises in general and the university and university college sector in particular, supplemented by our own personnel provisions that are developed in close cooperation with our employees.

Our key objective is an inclusive environment that promotes collaboration and sharing. We actively seek to recruit women for leading academic positions, as well as continually implement measures towards gender equality, inclusion and diversity in general.

We offer

  • Opportunities for competence development through internal and external courses
  • Attractive salary and work conditions in line with state employment policy
  • Opportunities for employee involvement and participation in decision-making
  • Good administrative services
  • Attractive pension and welfare schemes

Research training

  • PhD candidates are given an opportunity to pursue professional development and qualification in exciting research environments, with the goal of becoming leaders in their field
  • Researchers are offered regular training and guidance in order to develop their skills as researchers

About the requirement and hiring process

The statutory qualification principle in the Act relating to state employees, chapter 2 §3 forms the basis of all employment in the public sector in Norway.

Our hiring processes adhere to practices for appointment processes in state-run enterprises. Employment takes place in two phases: recommendation and appointment.

The first phase consists of application processing and selection, and concludes with a recommendation for employment in the position. Qualified applicants are called in for an interview. When hiring for teaching, research and dissemination positions, relevant applicants are also assessed on the basis of expert evaluation and testing of practical-pedagogical skills.

The second phase is the processing of the recommendations and decisions on appointment in the appointing body. Decisions on appointment in technical and administrative positions are made in the designated appointment council. Decisions on employment in teaching, research and dissemination positions are made in the designated appointment committee. The rector is appointed by INN University Board. Appointments of members of the rectorate, deans and heads of departments are executed by INN University Board. Other management positions are appointed by the appointment committees (for leadership positions related to academic activities) and the appointment council (for leadership positions related to technical and administrative activities), respectively.

Foreign applicants

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